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Independent advice for special educational needs and disability (SEND)
You can get advice, information and someone to speak for you if you’re having difficulties with getting your child the help and care that they need. The organisations that offer advice and someone to speak for you are independent of Leicestershire County Council, schools and the health service.
Independent Parental Special Educational Advice (IPSEA) helpline If you can't find the information you are looking for on their website, the helpline now operates as a call back service offering 30 minute telephone advice sessions that you can book at a time to suit you (subject to availability): IPSEA call back service
Help with assessments
You can get an independent supporter to help you and your child with assessments for SEND Support Plans and EHC Plans. They can also help you if you disagree with a decision.
An independent supporter can:
help you prepare for meetings
go with you to meetings
explain the assessment process to you and talk through what your child can get
help you to write your views
make decisions for you
go to meetings without you
help you with other family problems – their role is to help you with the assessment process
To get an independent supporter you can contact the following service: